The European fisheries fund (EFF) (2007-2013)
The European fisheries fund (EFF) provides funding to the fishing industry and coastal communities to help them adapt to changing conditions in the sector and become economically resilient and ecologically sustainable.
Financial instrument for fisheries guidance (FIFG) 1994-2006
The FIFG was launched in 1994 to support the EU fisheries sector. In 2007 it was replaced by the European fisheries fund (EFF), which is more closely aligned with the new emphasis on sustainability. The EFF has simpler operating procedures and has been set up to reflect the needs of the enlarged EU with its 27 Member States.
Under the FIFG, fleet overcapacity was addressed through multi-annual guidance programmes (MAGP). In 2002, the MAGPs were replaced by the entry/exit scheme.
Instructions on how to use the Financial instrument for fisheries guidance (2003) (leaflet)
Mid-term evaluations of FIFG (2000-06) – summary
Ex-post evaluation of the FIFG (2000-06)
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Legislation on structural measures (EUR-Lex)
The European Commission has adopted a Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system and a Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives. The strategies are mutually reinforcing, bringing together nature, fishers, farmers, business and consumers to jointly work towards a competitively sustainable future in line with the European Green Deal.
European fishermen and women are weathering a new kind of storm. With fish markets and seafood restaurants shut down, supply chains broken and many large vessels staying in port, thousands of jobs are at risk. So, what are the fishermen doing, and how's the EU helping to keep the sector afloat?
On 13 May, the Commission launched a public consultation on the evaluation of the deep-sea access regulation.